Scripture Text: Luke 8:42b-48
Angie’s post yesterday was powerful! I loved it! I must comment. Surely, at one point in our lives, if you’re human you’ve felt desperation.
I was thinking….it’s amazing to me the different cries of a baby. Some cries may be just a complaint sound, or “I’m bored, I’m sleepy, or a fussy kind-a-cry”, but as a mom, when you hear the desperate cry, you know the difference! I believe Jesus hears the difference in our cries, and when we have the desperate cry – that’s when His strong arm lifts us up.
Beth mentioned in today’s devotion, something that spoke volumes to me. She wrote about how the woman with the “issue of blood” might have felt about her own need. Maybe she didn’t feel it was as important as others needs, but her need was “more than enough” to move the Master! Wow- that is an awesome thought. On His way to raise the dead, He stopped for this woman’s need. In the midst of our economic crisis, in the midst of foreign conflicts, in the midst of our presidential race; He hears the prayer of a mother on her knees praying for her lost child- the prayer of a man that morns the loss of his wife – the prayer of a grandmother praying for her sick grandchildren- the prayer of a couple and their financial need- and your prayer where ever you may be. He loves when we bring our needs to Him and announce, “Lord, we have done all we can, and now we lay the pieces at your feet.” His word says in Isaiah 59:1: “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.”
Recently, I heard someone speaking about the “woman with the issue of blood,” and they were talking about how she was considered unclean because of her condition. She was not wanting to defile Jesus, so maybe she thought, “If I could just touch the hem of His garment….” maybe just a thread. He knew. He felt the touch. He said in vs. 48 “…thy faith hath made thee whole….” She went home that day fixed! Cured! Healed! She reached out in faith to touch Him, and she received healing, comfort, and peace.
Let me close with this prayer: Father, you are always mindful of the things that concern us and want us to bring our cares to you. Thank you for being there through every storm. May your healing virtue flow to those that need a healing and salvation to those lost. Reach out to every sweet sister reading these posts and minister peace to them. Thank you for showing me in your word that you always take time for us. May we always take time for you. In Christ Jesus’ name I pray—Amen.